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Recognizing and Responding to Suicidal Persons: What Lawyers Need to Know

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

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It is important for attorneys to understand the risk of suicide and related warning signs that may be demonstrated by clients, witnesses, and defendants facing criminal prosecution or incarceration. Learn how to assess suicide risks and how to connect clients with available resources.

Our panel of psychiatrists and attorneys will join with representatives from the criminal justice and corrections system to tell you what you need to know.  It may save a life.

The Boston Bar Association's Criminal Law Section is proud to sponsor this free program.

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Stephen G. Huggard, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP


Rebecca Brendel, M.D., psychiatrist in the Consultation Psychiatry Service and Outpatient Department at MGH and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School

Ian Gold, Assistant Federal Public Defender

James D. Herbert, Assistant United States Attorney, Chief of the Criminal Division

Kevin Neal, U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services

David Rosmarin, M.D. , Senior Forensic Psychiatrist, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Lee Paul, Psychotherapist

Marian Ryan, Middlesex District Attorney

Rachelle Steinberg, Assistant Deputy Superintendent, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department

Tali Walters, Ph.D., Forensic Psychologist/Consultant

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Jennifer Jones


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